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About noumpere

  1. Infield in

    The same way you cover it if yo are starting in normal B or normal C -- you move to where you need to be (usually toward the working area) and make the call.
  2. Small Talk with Catchers?

    The higher you go, the less you chat (or at least the less you initiate the chat) beyond the first inning pleasantries.
  3. baseball umpire

    or tag the batter-runner. Or make a play on another runner.
  4. Obstruction case

    There might be a difference in how much you tell the manager up front about his options (depending mostly on the level at which the OBR rules are used -- if it's some semi-pro type league you might not say anything at all and make them ask; at some vey low level you might say who goes where and how many are out under each of the choices), but once s/he makes his/her choice, it's all the same.
  5. Insulin Pump Tagged

    That's not how I read your OP. Given this, I change my answer to this being an out. I read your OP more along the lines of "the clip came off the belt and the pump and clip rose off the body (but the tube was still attached to the body" -- here, I'd treat it as a helmet that comes off and have no tag. And, honestly, if the clip is still attached to the belt and the pump is still in the clip, there's no way I'm looking to see if "there's daylight between the back of the pump and the belt." That's just being a plumber and looking for s***.
  6. Infield in

    Regular C. Deep C. Deep B. Even "shallow" C. All are "proper." A, D, regular B, are "improper."
  7. Insulin Pump Tagged

    I would say that if it's not attached it's no longer part of his person.
  8. Baserunner Award

    Yes. If the pitcher must throw, then the penalty for throwing wildly is only one base. But, if he *chooses* to throw when he has the option to stop, the penalty is greater -- two bases.
  9. Suspended or completed game?

    Yes, it makes sense -- and that's the same as the NCAA halted game rule. It can end by 9 innings being completed or by a 10-run rule. It can't end because of darkness or curfew or time limit or weather or ... (all those latter things are reasons to end a game if the halted game rule is NOT in effect -- as in your regular season).
  10. Suspended or completed game?

    It's going to depend on what the league means by that phrase. Some might mean it as "the game must go at least 7 innings (or until a team has a 10-run lead after 5 innings)" (that's the equivalent of the NCAA Halted Game rule and what OBR uses in the playoffs). Some might mean it as you read it -- the "time limit" rule is abolished, but the rest of the game ending procedures remain in place.
  11. Out or not Out?

    And if he runs "wide" then it takes him longer to get to first, making it easier for the defense to get the out.
  12. Out or not Out?

    Doesn't matter. He's allowed to run where he wants until a play is attempted. All of it.
  13. I got a good one- fielders balk?

    It's been around for way longer than Keith Hernandez.
  14. It's not quite like "any other position player." There are limits on how often the pitcher can return, but no limit on how many times, say, F7 and F9 switch positions.
  15. Balk?

    Based on the "arm dangling is a balk when the arm is moving" case, your partner is probably supported by rule. But, he's being pretty picky for HS ball.